Lecture: "Patriarch Tikhon and the Orthodox Church in North America and Revolutionary Russia, 1898-1925"

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 4:00pm

Join Dr. Kenworthy as he explores Orthodox Christianity through the lens of Tikhon (Bellavin), who served as bishop of the Russian Church in North America at the turn of the century before returning to Russia and being elected Patriarch in the midst of the Bolshevik Revolution.

Lecture: "Empires and Global History"

Friday, April 5, 2013 - 2:00pm

Frederick Cooper is Professor of History at New York University and a specialist in the history of Africa, colonization, decolonization, and empire more generally. He is the author of a trilogy of books on labor and society in East Africa and more recently of Decolonization and African Society: The Labor Question in French and British Africa (1996), Africa Since 1940: The Past of the Present (2002), and Colonialism in Question: Theory, Knowledge, History (2005).

Roundtable: Central Asian Education

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 - 4:00am

The panelists will discuss issues of education in their countries since the break up of the USSR.

Lecture: "Interrelating Shamans, Politics, Ecology and Spirituality in Siberia”

Friday, March 22, 2013 - 2:00pm

Siberian indigenous peoples' intertwined striving for self-determination and spiritual vitality has been an impressive trend in the past twenty years, but their efforts are threatened by political, social and ecological change. This talk, based on long-term fieldwork in the Sakha Republic (Yakutia) and beyond, probes the implications of indigenous peoples’ concerns. Focus is on the Sakha (Yakut), who are the farthest North of the Turkic language speakers and the majority indigenous group of their multiethnic republic in the Far East of the Russian Federation.


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